BOOK / THE STONE ROSES: WAR AND PEACE / SIMON SPENCE AND DENNIS MORRIS
From the Manchester backwaters to the worldwide 2012 tour, War and Peace lays bare the irresistible tale of what is widely considered one of the greatest bands. Based on 400 hours of interviews with over seventy of The Stone Roses' closest associates, including six former band members, War and Peace is the first major biography of the band that defined a generation. Originally planned in collaboration with Reni, the reclusive drummer, this book had been a year in the making when the Roses, against all odds, announced their re-formation.
In 1989 their debut album and the single 'Fools Gold' made them the most exciting British export since the Sex Pistols. With their incendiary aura the Roses became figureheads of the 'Madchester' movement. War and Peace traces the band's genesis, studded with violent gigs and abandoned recordings, and shaped by their infamous manager Gareth Evans.
Containing 40 unseen photos, including those from renowned rock photographer Dennis Morris, this publication follows the rise, fall and resurrection of The Stone Roses.